Definition of Controvert

1. Verb. Be resistant to. "The board opposed his motion"

Exact synonyms: Contradict, Oppose
Generic synonyms: Rebut, Refute
Specialized synonyms: Blackball, Negative, Veto, Dissent, Protest, Resist
Derivative terms: Opponent, Opposer



2. Verb. Prove to be false or incorrect.
Exact synonyms: Rebut, Refute
Generic synonyms: Confute, Disprove
Derivative terms: Rebutter, Refutation, Refutation, Refuter

Definition of Controvert

1. v. t. To make matter of controversy; to dispute or oppose by reasoning; to contend against in words or writings; to contest; to debate.

Definition of Controvert

1. Verb. (transitive) To dispute or argue using reason. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To be involved or engaged in controversy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Controvert

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Controvert

controversary
controverse
controverser
controversers
controversial
controversialist
controversialists
controversiality
controversially
controversialness
controversies
controversion
controversor
controversors
controversy
controvert (current term)
controverted
controverter
controverters
controvertible
controvertibly
controverting
controvertist
controvertists
controverts
contubernal
contumacies
contumacious
contumaciously
contumaciousness

Literary usage of Controvert

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1. Code Remedies: Remedies and Remedial Rights by the Civil Action According to by John Norton Pomeroy, Thomas Ashford Bogle (1904)
"Anything Tending directly to controvert Allegations in Complaint Admissible ... Corbett,3 it was held that anything which tends to directly controvert the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1873)
"... he would have rendered a great service by contributing to prove the truth of what he has not been able with all the facts at his command to controvert, ..."

3. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"The defendant, where the judgment is not pleaded, is at liberty, it seems, to controvert the plaintiff's title (i). VIII. Effect of a judgment in ejectment. ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common Pleas and by Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, John Bayly Moore, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber, Joseph Payne (1832)
"Held, that the plaintiff was not entitled to commission. controvert the principle that an absolute acknowledgment of a debt may suffice to support an ..."

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